- any of several archlike members of a vault supporting it at the groins, defining its distinct surfaces, or dividing these surfaces into panels: including ogives and tiercerons.
- any of several molded members or moldings, including ridge ribs and liernes, and on the surface of a vault accenting the ridges or dividing the surface into panels.
Origin of rib1
OTHER WORDS FROM ribrib·ber, nounrib·less, adjectiverib·like, adjective
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How to use rib in a sentence
Keeping your chin tucked and your back flat, pull the weight toward your rib cage, keeping your arm tight against your body.
He was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries police described as life-threatening, including broken ribs and a lacerated kidney.After mother, partner are charged in toddler’s death, D.C. police say siblings were also abused|Peter Hermann|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Beef, usually short ribs and various off cuts, is simmered for four to eight hours with a handful of vegetables that may include yuca, potatoes, chayote, carrots, corn, or plantains.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food|Nicholas Gill|November 11, 2020|Eater
Source DNA PhotographyIf you’re in Parow and looking for a restaurant with character, check out the quirky Bar-B-Que Steakhouse, which has been serving up steaks, ribs and schnitzels since 1969.
The ribs are spot-on, too, the house rub balancing out its ample sugars with paprika and cayenne.
After all, Kansas is as rock-ribbed a Republican state as they come.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They sported fashionable helmets and choker-style ribbed neckbands, like something Nefertiti would have worn.
The ribbed khaki look could also came on sporty-looking trousers which tied at the ankles.
Netanyahu then ribbed Obama, saying, “You knew exactly when to come here, you knew we had elections.”Live From the Holy Land … It’s the Obama and Bibi Show!|Eli Lake|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“We came from real studios,” Williams ribbed, as McHale joked around with the audience.Behind the Scenes at ‘The Soup’: Joel McHale, Brian Williams & More|Kevin Fallon|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had the Yankee body, lank and ribbed, and was so tall that his head seemed always looking over a transom.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
His casque of black steel, ribbed with shining iron, imparted a martial air to his pleasing and open countenance.
For there were many brown-ribbed skeletons swaying airily among the chafing boughs.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
There was the cove, sweeping in to the left, along the bluff opposite, which was high and rock-ribbed.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
The Wasp Fly—dubbed with brown bear or cow's hair, ribbed with yellow silk, and the wings of the inside of starling's wing.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for rib (1 of 2)
Derived forms of ribribless, adjectiveriblike, adjective
Word Origin for rib
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rib
see stick to the ribs.